2015 Kick-Off Party!


ElCholoPasadena
Date: October 25, 2015 (Sunday)
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location:

El Cholo Café [in Paseo Colorado Mall, 2nd floor (PF Chang Side)]
260 E Colorado Blvd., Suite 203
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 795-5800
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Come greet your NaNo friends in preparation for November’s novel writing excitement!

Never done NaNoWriMo before? Meet your local volunteers (Municipal Liaisons) and other fellow LA Wrimos. Come learn the ins and out of 50k in 30 days!

Receive your swag bag filled with noveling inspirations like Achievement Passports, 2015 stickers, and more!

El Cholo CafeComplimentary nacho and mini-chimichangas bar provided.
(However, we do encourage you to purchase food and drinks at E Cholo. They have great margaritas and chimichangas!)

Need we say it again?  Mingling, fun, food, and prizes!

 

Don’t forget to RSVP (not required but appreciated) at the NaNoWriMo LA Region Forum!

Also for those who were sad we had to cancel our NaNo Prep sessions. Have no fear, we have complied an awesome NaNo Prep Packet that would appeal to the Plotter and the Panster for $5 a packet at Kick-Off. (All proceeds will go to the NaNo LA region events, swag, and prizes.)

NaNo Prep 1

The BlueCat Screenwriting Workshop in LA!

logoThe BlueCat Screenwriting Workshop Comes to Los Angeles!

Saturday, May 16th, 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Hollywood Production Center
1149 N. Gower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90038

http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/workshops/los-angeles-screenwriting-workshop-may-2015/

Full Registration: $175 (Limit 7 Writers)
Regular Registration: $50

CONTACT:  info@bluecatscreenplay.com

The BlueCat Screenwriting Workshops

Los Angeles – Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Gordy Hoffman, the Sundance award-winning writer/director (LOVE LIZA, A COAT OF SNOW) and founder of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition, is leading an upcoming screenwriting workshop in Los Angeles.

Winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival for LOVE LIZA, Gordy Hoffman has taught screenwriting at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, as well as led workshops all over North America, Poland, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. He has served as a panelist for the IFP Script to Screen Conference in NYC, Women in Film’s Script DC Conference in Washington, DC, and the George Eastman House Film Festival, as well as a judge for the McKnight Screenwriting Fellowships in Minnesota. Gordy Hoffman founded the BlueCat Screenplay Competition in 1998 and remains its judge. He’s currently developing a movie with Abigail Spencer.

THE FULL SCRIPT WORKSHOP (Limit 7 Writers)

Participants read seven screenplays in advance of the workshop. During the workshop, Gordy provides direct and in-depth feedback on each screenplay, with everyone encouraged to contribute his or her own thoughts and concerns.

Each writer will leave with a great sense of what they can do specifically to improve their screenplay, as well as a better awareness of where they might properly develop as a professional screenwriter as a whole.

Writers benefit from the direct focus placed on their screenplays by the workshop, along with the analysis of the six other scripts.

Screenplays can be first drafts or rewrites, incomplete or partial, with first time writers and veterans all welcome. Scripts are due 10-14 days prior to the date of the workshop.

Note: Screenplays submitted to the workshop are not eligible to be entered into the BlueCat Screenplay Competition.

Regular Registration Option:

Do you want to participate, but do not have a script to submit at this time? Regular registration for the workshop allows you to attend without submitting written material, read the scripts in advance and still participate in the discussion.

For more info and to register:

For more info on The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, you can visit: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/
For more info on Gordy Hoffman: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0388896/